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All-Star trip has special meaning

Ellsbury's return to Arizona brings fond memories of his Native American roots

Updated: July 13, 2011, 10:16 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PHOENIX -- The red practice jersey Jacoby Ellsbury took home with him as a souvenir from his first All-Star Game has "American" emblazoned across his chest.

Just more than 160 miles to the west, where the Colorado River carves its course between Arizona and California, a flag designed more than 30 years ago by his mother, Margie, flies over the place where Jacoby Ellsbury is celebrated for being a Native American.

"Jacoby has a huge following through all of Indian country,'' Dennis ...

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